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Jim Meyer, a resident of Columbia, MO, appeared on the primetime version of WWTBAM on January 9, 2000. His total winnings were $32,000. Here is how Jim got awarded the cash.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following characters from the TV series "Cheers" in the order they were introduced, starting with the first.
• A: "Woody" Boyd • B: Rebecca Howe
• C: Dr. Frasier Crane • D: Sam Malone

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Jim (with a time of 4.28 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jim's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the nursery rhyme, what was Little Miss Muffet eating?
• A: Christmas pie • B: A little lamb
• C: Yogurt • D: Curds and whey


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
When starting a race, what phrase traditionally comes between "on your mark" and "go"?
• A: Brace yourself • B: Start praying
• C: Get set • D: Giddy-up


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What traditional Thanksgiving dish is also the name of a country?
• A: Robin • B: Turkey
• C: Chicken • D: Finch


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
At the end of the 1933 movie "King Kong", from what famous landmark does the giant ape fall?
• A: Empire State Building • B: Leaning Tower of Pisa
• C: Eiffel Tower • D: Washington Monument


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How many goals must a hockey player score in one game to get a hat trick?
• A: 2 • B: 3
• C: 5 • D: 6


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The period known as the "Red Scare" referred directly to Americans' fear of what group?
• A: Communists • B: Abolitionists
• C: Capitalists • D: Existentialists


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which desert would you find the Great Sphinx?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Kalahari • B: Mojave
• C: Gobi • D: Sahara


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the home for the legendary Kublai Khan?
• A: Valhalla • B: Shangri-La
• C: Xanadu • D: Atlantis


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following women wrote about her experiences as a Playboy Bunny?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Betty Friedan - 15% • B: Gloria Steinem - 56%
• C: Candace Bergen - 18% • D: Margaret Cho - 1%


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose video was the first to be played on MTV?
• A: The Rolling Stones • B: The Buggles
• C: R.E.M. • D: Madonna


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
During times of peace, the Coast Guard operates under what government agency's jurisdiction?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: U.S. Navy • B: Merchant Marine
• C: Department of Transportation • D: Department of Treasury
Unsure of the answer, Jim used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call Vicki, his high school rival's quiz bowl coach. She said the answer was D: Department of Treasury, but there wasn't enough seconds to say how sure she was. Jim went with the advice, however, and got it wrong, leaving with $32k.